When a Jehovah's Witness molests a child , why doesn't Jehovah strike that person down ?

I think this kind of behavior by a Witness should do more than make Jehovah sad,,,it should make him MAD ! Yet, not a peep out of him for 2000 years. If he is ever going to come forward, now would be the time to do so. Otherwise, this could mark the end of the JWs

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Responder states-“The very fact that Jehovah's Witnesses are virtually the ONLY religion which obeys God's command in this PROVES that they are His people and have His Holy Spirit and blessing!”

    My Response-After reading my response, you will reconsider what kind of spirit dwells within this Organization.

    “….when you compare Jehovah's Witnesses with all other religions or secular organizations Witnesses have the best record for protecting its members from child molesters, fornicators and other perverts.”

    My response-No, not really. See links below.

    Responder quotes-“Most other religions did nothing about priests and ministers who were child molesters and homosexual deviants, and continued to simply transfer these clergy to other congregations when found out. But, Jehovah's Witnesses would instantly remove these individuals from serving in any teaching capacity when they were found out and disfellowship them.”

    My response-“The California case above to date has involved hundreds of thousands of dollars of Jehovah’s Witness donations to stop victims of abuse from getting needed treatment for the crimes committed against them. The religious hypocrisy of offering articles on abuse issues while secretly protecting pedophiles using “clergy penitent privilege” is far worse than the Catholic Church abuse scandal.”

    "Pedophiles are protected by a code of silence and in many cases remain, Ministerial Servants, Elders, Pioneers, Circuit, District Overseers, members of the Bethel Family, etc., while their victims suffer in silence or face sanctions. This policy is unethical and immoral in my opinion".See link below.

    “…any legal charges against the Watchtower society has repeatedly been dismissed by the courts because they determined that Witnesses have NEVER hidden child molesters nor have they ever just transferred Elders accused of molestation to another congregation. So historically Witnesses have the BEST legal record of any religion.”

    My response-"Ms. Conti also said in her lawsuit that the Christian denomination’s national leaders formed a policy in 1989 that instructed the church’s elders to keep child sex abuse accusations secret. Congregation elders followed that policy when Mr. Kendrick was convicted in 1994 of misdemeanor child molestation in Alameda County, according to Mr. Simons.”

    Sent to Silentlambs today;

    “The long time ministerial servant, son of the city overseer in Port Townsend WA gets the max they could give him. It's ironic that his father and other long time elders have been hiding another long time molester in their hall, and the victims keep piling up!"

    http://www.silentlambs.org/Kozelisky.htm

    Were these dismissed?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/us/28-million-aw...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLAC9kS_EqM

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    The Jehovah's Witnesses have settled nine lawsuits alleging church policies protected men who sexually abused children for many years.

    http://jwdivorces.bravehost.com/molestation.html

    Responder quotes-“….only a little over a dozen Witness Elders have been charged in the last 100 years.”

    My response:

    1)James Henderson, for example, was a longtime Jehovah’s Witness elder in Red Bluff, California – and a serial molester.

    2)In the Napa case, the alleged abuser was church elder Edward Villegas, who was convicted for child abuse in 1994 and died in prison soon afterwards.

    3)In April, a jury at the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley convicted Simental of molesting two sisters, then ages 9 and 10, on separate occasions in 2005 and 2006. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6PBkFEeEI

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    4)David Nelson, the former Jehovah's Witness elder arrested last year for playing strip poker (among other things) with a 14-year-old boy, pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor stemming from incidents dating back to 1980.

    5)18th December 2009. See article from yorkshirepost.co.uk, thanks to Alan

    6)“A Jehovah's Witness who served as an elder betrayed the trust placed in him by abusing young girls. James Michael O'Brien-Elder.The court heard he also admitted offences against three other girls when they visited him or when he was helping to look after them unconnected to his role as an elder.O'Brien who the court was told is no longer associated with Kingdom Hall, was jailed for six years with an extended four years further on licence”.

    7)George Cockerill was recently convicted of over 50 sexual offenses against children over a 40 year period.

    MORE MORE MORE

    “They even went on to imply that in one hundred years less than ten JW elders have went to prison for molesting kids. This fabrication of facts once again showed how the name of God can be obtusely abused by men of no conscience.”

    “In seven years we estimate that over 3,500 Jehovah’s Witness Elders and Ministerial Servants have been reported as child molesters to Silentlambs”.

    http://www.silentlambs.org/nbc2.htm

  • 4 years ago

    Jehovah's Witnesses HATE child abuse!

  • I Try
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Who were the prominent members of the JW’s that we guilty of homosexuality, wife swapping and child molesting as reported by the WT$?

    Not long after Ewart C. Chitty and Leo K. Greenlees resigned from the Governing Body of the WBT$ the following was published:-

    “Shocking as it is, even some who have been prominent in Jehovah’s organization have succumbed to immoral practices, including homosexuality, wife swapping, and child molesting.” (w86 1/1 p.13)

    How could two supposedly anointed men be guilty of such activities?

  • 7 years ago

    This is why the police need to be informed at the first reported incidence of abuse.

    It is not for congregation elders and/or JW branch offices to decide what merits investigation and what doesn't.

    It is not for a fictional deity to deal with the offender; it is for the police and a court of law.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Contradictive teachings of the NWT of JWs!

    They teach as the bible says"You are worth

    more than these (birds in heaven)!" Matt 6:26

    In comparison, did not Ananias & his wife die

    for deceiving God? Acts 5:4&5.

    Therefore, can a JW who deceives God by a

    false identity of being a 'so-called' true christian

    while preying on innocent victims to molest be

    any less condemned?!

    Neither does God through this cult punish such

    evil doers or care for its victims considered less

    than sparrows.

    So, it is very clear that God of the heavens is

    not leading this cult or its people! But satan is!

    Source(s): The Bible
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Messenger,,,, made a good point, that the JWs are more than likely lead by Satan. If Jehovah is omnipotent , now would be the time to destroy Satan,,,,Or, openly admit that Satan is more powerful, and all witnesses should follow him into the future. I just found out that INTERPOL is launching an investigation into the activity of the JWs . So, we can all get to the bottom of this

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Greetings,

    Actually, it does make Jehovah MAD! And Jehovah does take action against all such immoral perverts among Jehovah's Witnesses.

    He has given authority to the True Christian congregation to disfellowship child molesters, fornicators and etc. which indicates that they are dead to Him. The very fact that Jehovah's Witnesses are virtually the ONLY religion which obeys God's command in this PROVES that they are His people and have His Holy Spirit and blessing!

    But, a more valid question would be to ask if YOUR religion has continued to allow fornicators, homosexuals and adulterers to be ministers, priests and teachers?!! Has YOUR religion continued to simply transfer clergymen who have molested children?!!

    Because, when you compare Jehovah's Witnesses with all other religions or secular organizations Witnesses have the best record for protecting its members from child molesters, fornicators and other perverts.

    Most other religions did nothing about priests and ministers who were child molesters and homosexual deviants, and continued to simply transfer these clergy to other congregations when found out. But, Jehovah's Witnesses would instantly remove these individuals from serving in any teaching capacity when they were found out and disfellowship them. Even more reprehensible is that fact that other religions constantly criticized the Witnesses for their disfellowshipping policy.

    Now, these religions, Protestant and Catholic, are facing thousands of legal cases and paying enormous settlements. At the same time, any legal charges against the Watchtower society has repeatedly been dismissed by the courts because they determined that Witnesses have NEVER hidden child molesters nor have they ever just transferred Elders accused of molestation to another congregation. So historically Witnesses have the BEST legal record of any religion.

    While thousands of Protestant clergy and thousands of Catholic priests were charged with child abuse in the last decades, only a little over a dozen Witness Elders have been charged in the last 100 years.

    In official polls between 25% and 40% of clergy admitted that they had engaged in sexual behavior with some member of their flock and about 15% of clergy are homosexual. And most religions do almost nothing about these clergy!

    But, among the Witnesses the very few elders who commit immoral acts are instantly removed and most likely disfellowshipped.

    For the facts see: http://www.jw-media.org/cgi-bin/lib/ProcessForm.pl

    "Congregation elders comply with child abuse reporting laws. (Mk 12:17; Rm 13:1) We do not silence victims. Our members have an absolute right to report this horrible crime to the authorities. The October 2007 issue of our monthly journal Awake! features the cover series, "Keep Your Children Safe!" These articles clearly show our concern for protecting children from sexual abuse."

    "The truth is that adherents to the faith of Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to maintain high moral standards. While other religions have developed a relaxed attitude towards morals, Jehovah's Witnesses have remained steadfast. Views on morals have not changed in the religion's 120-year history."

    Yours,

    BAR-ANERGES

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Funny, that you should be singling out that particular religion, when your own religion has that problem. Unless of course, you have no religion. You can take virtually any religion, type that name into google along with the word pedophile and a lot will pop up. You must think that if you keep talking about a subject long enough and loud enough people will begin believing what you say. Fortunately there are many people who don't accept everything at face value. What type of person are you? One who believes something because somebody "told you" or one who suspends judgment?

  • 7 years ago

    I understand your doubt and concern, but keep in mind that God didn't materialize during the dark ages either when there was a thousand years of illness, violence, and other atrocities took place.

    Does this mean you should or should not believe God? I can't say, that is up to you to decide for yourself.

    But what it does mean is that when FAR worse things were happening God didn't act, I highly doubt he would act on behalf of the JW's.

  • 7 years ago

    He doesn't exist

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